KCD is the definition of a niche RPG, and it wobbles under the weight of its ambition. It is committed to thrust upon the player a lofty, extravagant experience of immersive simulation and realism that most gamers are probably not interested in, but those who are into the complex machinery of RPG systems and interactions will have their hands very full with it and get their money’s worth in both quality and quantity.
Castle of Heart claims inspiration from old-school action platformers, but ends up just feeling dated. While at first it seems merely mediocre, its repetitive level design and profoundly unsatisfying combat become more and more aggravating as the game stumbles onward. Like the video game equivalent of Troll 2, Castle of Heart can only be enjoyed ironically for its resemblance to long-forgotten bargain bin shovelware.
Strikers Edge has unique mechanics and varied characters guaranteed to provide hours of competitive entertainment. The best parts of this game are during its multiplayer modes, although the single player AI offer up a decent challenge as well. Unfortunately an empty online community detracts from an overall enjoyable experience.
As a fan of roguelike games, I expected to enjoy Lost Castle. With so many items and weapons to choose from, I thought I’d be running through the dungeons repeatedly. Unfortunately, a lack of balance and engaging gameplay, along with a lackluster story, prevents Lost Castle from being better than the sum of its parts. The soundtrack is pretty catchy, though.
DRAGON BALL FighterZ is an enjoyable fighting game that fans of the franchise will enjoy. The flashy presentation and in universe references are probably the best in any Dragon Ball game to date. Unfortunately, issues with online matchmaking and a boring story mode keep it from being a must own fighting title.